Open Your Eyes (Intsallation View)

Kader Attia2010

Chennai Photo Biennale

Chennai Photo Biennale
Chennai, India

Kader Attia's showcase at Cholamandal Art Gallery during Chennai Photo Biennale 2019. Kader Attia spent several years in Congo and in South America. The experience with these different cultures, the histories of which over centuries have been characterised by rich trading traditions, colonialism and multi-ethnic societies, has fostered Kader Attia’s intercultural and interdisciplinary approach of research. For many years, he has been exploring the perspective that societies have on their history, especially as regards experiences of deprivation and suppression, violence and loss, and how this affects the evolving of nations and individuals — each of them being connected to collective memory.


  • Title: Open Your Eyes (Intsallation View)
  • Creator: Kader Attia
  • Date Created: 2010
  • External Link: See more at Chennai Photo Biennale's website
  • Exhibition title: Material Evidence
  • Exhibition Description: Where faces and places are markers of histories
  • CPB Edition: 2019
  • Artist's website: http://kaderattia.de/
  • Artist's biography: Kader Attia born in France, grew up in Paris and in Algeria. Preceding his studies at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and at Escola Massana, Centre d’Art i Disseny in Barcelona, he spent several years in Congo and in South America.

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